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Faith

Faith is having the complete and total trust and confidence. It is a strong belief in God. 2 Corinthians 5:7 says, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

Thinking About God “Simply”: Beth Fisher on C.S. Lewis

No cultural change, not even the emergence of post-modernism, will ever reduce the appositeness of C.S. Lewis – one of the greatest Christian apologists and thinkers of the twentieth century. His changed life, translated through mythical and factual words and a pure and simple approach to God, evangelistically baptizes our imaginations and changes us.

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Transitioning after the Pandemic – Sara Shallenberger

No one expects a pandemic. We usually do not have a well-thought out plan already in place as a worldwide health crisis unfolds.  But, just as stressful or discorientating as the beginning of a world wiew crisis, can be the transition out of it. We do not have to panic or flounder.  But God can help you in this unique time of transition. God can help you stay in peace and ‘fall-forward’ into a greater measure of blessing and His purpose for you.

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Showing Up: Beth Fisher on Hope and Relationships

“Relationships based on surface-level knowledge stuff do not last. I read ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’ a thousand times in 9 months, and it did not inform me at all in the same way actually being with my daughter informed me. I learned by being with her, not by reading about what it was ‘supposed’ to be like.” Sound familiar? Being with God, spending time with Him, is what makes the relationship last. Sure, I love reading Scripture and yes, it informs me, but being with God in relationship? Nothing beats it.

You’ve got to be all in. Maybe not on day 1 – not the day your kid was born or you were re-born – but all in with regard to being committed to the (ongoing) relationship. Being committed to learning about and growing with the person, or, in this case, with God.

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Rushed to Radiant

"It has always amazed me how just minutes spent with God can miraculously empower. When I focus on Him, I feel loved. When I focus on Him, I feel stronger. When I focus on Him, my frustrations and worries cannot withstand the joy He has to fulfill me."

Leah Hadder

I relished the moment I sat under the canopied tree and heard the birds singing. I felt the sun beaming down upon my arms and looked up into the bright, blue sky. Peace. I had not felt at peace for so long. I realized I craved it. Silence. I had…

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